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The Arts and Young Children – We Are All Born Creative!

Sir Ken Robinson said, “We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it.” The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and mathematics all have equal and central contributions to make to […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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First Aid for Pets

Be ready to do first-aid on your pet in case of an emergency

Knowledge of basic First-Aid can save your pet’s life, and help to avoid the feeling of panic that accompanies emergency situations. While we all hope that we never […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Flipping the Classroom

The role of homework in student learning

There has been much discussion lately about whether or not teachers should assign homework to their students. Many believe children should spend more time playing than doing homework. I agree that students should spend […]

By |December 3rd, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Play = Work = Play

Why children work in Montessori

By the time a 6-year-old child graduates after three years in Montessori, not only do they know how to find the answers to “56 ÷ 8”, “2893 + 7065” or “2381 x 3”, they also know […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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The Persistent Danger of Rabies

Make sure you are vaccinated, and your pets are too!

At the recent Vietnam Animal Welfare Conference, an annual event promoting animal (domestic, farm and wildlife) protection, Dr. Phan Xuan Thao, Director at the HCMC Department of Animal Health, presented a […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Early Education at Renaissance International School Saigon

Creativity and Scientific Thinking in Early Childhood

In the words of British educationalist Sir Ken Robinson, “Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” Ten years ago, this speech set in […]

By |November 7th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Got Milk?

Breastfeeding in Vietnam was not what she expected

“This baby feeds from his mother’s milk,” I answered in my newly acquired language. Stepping out with a newborn in Vietnam, I had expected the typical questions to be “Boy or girl?” or […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Getting a Grip

There is a great deal of things that you can do to prepare children to become successful writers. The stages of physical writing development in the Early Years can be tricky and different children show different levels of dexterity at […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Emergency Response

A revolutionary emergency medical service for Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City has taken a transformative step with the launch of Vietnam’s first privatized 24/7 emergency medical response service—EMR *9999. The country’s leading inter- national health care provider Family Medical Practice (FMP) […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Itchy and Scratchy

Tips on how to safeguard our furry friends from ticks and fleas

We all love to cuddle up to our furry family, but the soft and warm fur that we so love is also the perfect hiding place for pesky parasites!

Far […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments